Crystal Bishop Ph.D. Candidate
University of Florida Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
The Florida Expanding Opportunities for Early Childhood Inclusion Initiative collaborated in the development of Florida's Core Competencies for Early Care and Education. In addition, the group created Targeted Competencies for Specialists Supporting Inclusion. Participants will learn about how the state of Florida has aligned and integrated their cross-sector competencies to promote a comprehensive 'family' of resources supporting early childhood personnel that promotes inclusion.
This presentation covers Florida's:
Process for developing core competencies for practitioners and TA specialists and the benefits of using a cross-sector approach
Targeted competencies for specialists supporting inclusion (e.g. PT, OT, SLP) that will guide personnel practices for working in inclusive settings and how they are aligned with the core competencies
Sample agreement:Partnership Working Agreement between Florida Expanding Opportunities Professional Development Workgroup (EX OP) and Florida Early Care and Education Professional Development Initiative (PDI).
Legislation:FL 2011 Statute 411.01015 - Consultation to child care centers and family day care homes regarding health, developmental, disability, and special needs issues.